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Kurdish Peshmerga and US military sign MoU

US and Kurdish officials signed a memorandum of understanding this week, which “includes provisions of military support to the Peshmerga forces," according to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

The US acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Elissa Slotkin met with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and acting Minister of Peshmerga Affairs Karim Sinjari, with whom she signed the memorandum with on Tuesday.

Amongst the topics discussed in talks were “the importance and urgency of the liberation of Mosul” and the role of Peshmerga forces in the fight against Islamic State.

“President Barzani expressed his appreciation to the American people and the US administration for their support to the Kurdistan Region and for leading the collective effort to eliminate terrorism,” concluded the KRG.